Spiced Milk Tea : Masala Chai
2 cups liquid milk
2 cups water
6 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons dried tea leaves (Assam is recommended)
1/2 teaspoon masala, spice
1/2 cup ground ginger
1/8 cup clove
1/3 cup whole black peppercorn
3 tablespoons cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg, around 1/4 piece
2 tablespoons green cardamom pods
1 Put all the masala mixture ingredients in a spice mill or blender and grind well. You will only use a pinch of this mixture, the remaining can be stored in an airtight jar.
2 Pour the milk and 2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
3 Add in the sugar, tea leaves and masala. Stir until the mixture turns dark (8 minutes).
4 Remove from heat, strain into cups and serve hot.
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